Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
continue the tax cut for the super wealthy. >> mr. ryan. >> ryan: you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> biden: i sure do. >> ryan: it was 8.5% when you came in. >> biden: look, that's not how it is going. it is going down -- >> two-minute answer please. >> ryan: did they come in and inherit a tough situation? absolutely. [ laughter ] >> ryan: but we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it is growing at 1.3%, that's slower than it grew last year job growth in september was slower than it was in august and august was slower than it was in july. we're heading in the wrong direction. 23 million americans are struggling for work today. 15% of americans are living in poverty today. this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for real recovery. and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. get america energy independent. help people who are hurting get the skills they need to get the jobs they want. get the deficit under control. make trade work for america, and c
Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
smirked and rolled his eyes, and mr. ryan spoke and laughed at st.. mr. ryan was more earnest and polite, taking a sip of water between answers, listening to mr. biden, who he called joe. a little take from the analysis in carolco." and decided -- analysis from the journal co -- "the wall street journal." caller: i decided after last night -- i listened to congressman ryan. he is not a leader. he is a follower. he said a lot of ignorant things. he did not answer any questions. he stumbled over a lot of his words. , askings on pointpointm questions. yet people going bare feet and wal-mart, and this man is trying to help -- host: will leave your comment there, and we will go to j ohn in new hampshire. why are you undecided? caller: ossapeak. i have not heard in the clear plan from either side. i may laid off executive, trying to find a job like what i was doing before, even beyond that, maybe even about a different career. i am not hearing any clarity. i am hearing name calling. it seems to be -- and my fear is we will end up with another four years of a stalemate, with not being -- with n
Oct 13, 2012 3:00am PDT
it of the 43-year-old candidate, mr. ryan, who acted in a calm, cool, reasonable reserved way. not the old politician with 36 years in the senate. watching it, really reminded me of -- >> -- you have an example, peter, of what you say are the scare tactics used in this -- >> -- let's look at it. [ laughter ] [scary. [ laughter ] >> that was -- that was unintentional. but that. >> that's frightening. >> play it again. i think it's important. let's play that again. let see what that is that is dr. evil on one side. now joe biden is not dr. evil. is he an honorable american investor isn't a and patriot. when you look at this kind of unhinged unbridled, unfettered that michael laughing and looking up at the sky and throwing your eyes back and throwing your head back and looking and interrupting 80 different times, you say, you know, has he he become a movie character? are the gaffes intentional? or are the gaffes not intentional? can he control himself or can he not control himself? can he he control himself when he takes about benghazi and blows out the state department and comes up with a ne
Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm PDT
and make mince meat of biden. >> eliot: if i'm paul ryan the first words out of my mouth is mr. vice president i want to quote you directly. the middle class has been buried for four years. you gave us your own score card on your own term. you have graded yourself as a failure. how does joe biden dig himself out of that hole. >> he says it was not just four years and the last four years the result of policies the same that mitt romney and paul ryan are trying to propose will bury the middle class. i think-- >> eliot: i think bill clinton was part of the failure too. nobody would satisfy you. time to change the captain at the helm. ryan, what is your answer if you're joe biden. >> i think something to that effect. he could joke how he doesn't always say exactly what he's trying to say or put it in the most politics terms but that's basically what you want to say. you want to say eight years of deregulation and policies that expended the inequality gap and that led to this public that led to the crisis, which led to the four years of bubbling economy and then shoot a bit to the future.